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Publisher Tracy Patterson with her dog sitting in the desert resting up from a hike

Tracy Patterson

I’m hoping that you are well and staying safe during this challenging time.

It has been interesting to publish the May issue of Natural Awakenings, and a little sketchy as to whether or not we were going to get a print edition out this month. However, we managed to pull through and here it is!

I would like to thank my designer, Patrick Floresca; editor, Sara Gurgen; distributors, Presidio Distribution and Steve Bazzar; printer, Valley Newspapers; and the Natural Awakenings national team for their work with my print magazine. I would also like to thank Locable and Kyle Hass for their ongoing help with my website. I know that everyone has their own challenges to face at this time, and I appreciate their dedication.

Thank you to my advertisers—those who are in this month’s edition and made it possible for you to be able to read the interesting, informative and important articles, and those who weren’t able to advertise this month but will be back stronger than ever once we’re on the other side of this pandemic.

And to you, my reader—Natural Awakenings appreciates your support, commitment and enthusiasm for the magazine.

When I read the article “How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety Naturally,” on page 20, I thought it would be great to have a coloring picture in this month’s edition. When you get to page 33, you will find such a picture; I hope you enjoy it!

Also, please check out Immune System Resources on our website at We’ve compiled articles on healthy ways to keep up your immunity, and will continue to add to this section. We have lots of great resources on our site; just enter a word in the search box for a list of articles.

Finally, I happened to see this quote and it struck a chord, so I thought I’d pass it on:

Courage is the ability to have faith, persistence, and strength in the face of fear, pain, and stress. Have faith today. Keep persisting toward your dreams because we need you. The world needs more people with a courageous heart.” ~Brendon Burchard



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